Common – Ghetto Dreams feat. Nas
Dear young boys: just so it’s clear, they might not do it every day, but Common and Nas can still get down like they were in their early 20s. P.S.: please tell the rest of the young people that people over 30 still enjoy Hip-Hop. In other words: sometimes the “cooking” must be muted.
The Knux – Run feat. Kid Cudi
In case anyone thought we were on an anti- “Youth In Hip-Hop” kick. We’re not. In fact, this joint we like very much. Because we happen to be fans of out-of-the-box creativity all day. Get more of the Knux here.
Teedra Moses – Another Luvr
Teedra dropped a new mixtape yesterday called Luxurious Undergrind yesterday. Unfortunately, dealing with all of this “Monday disguised as a Tuesday” post-three-day-weekend nonsense kept us from peeping the whole thing today. But if it all sounds like this, it will easily become our favorite mixtape of the summer.
Sean Paul – Got To Luv Ya feat. Alexis Jordan
We would love Sean Paul to get another radio hit for non-Caribbean clubs to add to their play-play reggae sets. And this song could actually be that hit… as soon as Rihanna or someone else with less vocal ability comes and takes that spot Alexis Jordan is holding. Because she just sounds lost on this song.
Cool Kids – Summer Jam feat. Maxine Ashley and Pharell Williams
Have you noticed by now that we heart songs that sound like summer? This is another one… maybe we’ll make a special Songs of Summer 2011 playlist for y’all soon…